filmfreak75: SIFF 2012

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1. American Addict (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Drama

Riveting look at the politics, big business and the medical industry that has made America the most prescription-addicted society in the world. America is less than 5% of the World's ... See full summary »

Director: Sasha Knezev | Stars: Sasha Knezev, Gregory Alan Smith

Votes: 214

2. My Sucky Teen Romance (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

In this witty comedy from teen director Emily Hagins, young Kate visits a local comic convention and falls for good-hearted vampire Paul, but her friends are worried when she suddenly starts displaying eerie, undead qualities of her own.

Director: Emily Hagins | Stars: Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Santiago Dietche, Lauren Lee

Votes: 418

3. Daas (2011)

102 min | Drama, History

Into 18th century Poland new "messiah" arrives from Turkey. He promises eternal life on earth to everone who joins him. 25 years later he is in Vienna. 2 men, each of them on their own and ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Panek | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Janusz Chabior

Votes: 189

4. My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

Director: Sally El Hosaini | Stars: James Krishna Floyd, Elarica Johnson, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 2,937 | Gross: $0.01M

5. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,570 | Gross: $0.13M

6. Love Free or Die (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

A documentary on Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop who set a precedent in New Hampshire state politics, and the battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith.

Director: Macky Alston | Star: Gene Robinson

Votes: 90

7. Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)

Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

Joshua Tree, 1951 is the provocative and mesmerizing experimental portrait of an icon.

Director: Matthew Mishory | Stars: James Preston, Dan Glenn, Clare Grant, Erin Daniels

Votes: 786

8. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 7,735 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Game of Werewolves (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Horror

After 15 years, Tomas, a not very succesfull writer, comes back to the village in Galicia where his family comes from, Arga, apparently to get an award. But he doesn't know the real reason ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Martínez Moreno | Stars: Gorka Otxoa, Carlos Areces, Secun de la Rosa, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 2,136

10. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward.

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan | Stars: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna, L.S. Kim

Votes: 164

11. The Eye of the Storm (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Maria Theodorakis, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Timony

Votes: 1,453 | Gross: $0.08M

12. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,903 | Gross: $0.89M

13. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,307

14. Keep the Lights On (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane

Votes: 5,075 | Gross: $0.25M

15. Lost in Paradise (2011)

103 min | Drama, Romance

Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends ... See full summary »

Director: Ngoc Dang Vu | Stars: Manh Hai Luong, Vinh Khoa Ho, Linh Son Nguyen, Phuong-Thanh

Votes: 649

16. Guilty (2011)

102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémie Lvovsky, Raphaël Ferret

Votes: 1,664

17. Ethel (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Ethel Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Ralph Bunche, Fidel Castro

Votes: 565

18. Prime Time Soap (2011)

105 min | Drama

Brazil, 1978, a group of people live their lives under the dictatorship, the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy of "Dancin' Days", a prime time soap, which fictional drama is set on ... See full summary »

Director: Odilon Rocha | Stars: Claudia Ohana, Vanessa Giácomo, Mateus Solano, Alexandre Nero

Votes: 122

19. Gayby (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way.

Director: Jonathan Lisecki | Stars: Jenn Harris, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Matthew Wilkas, Christian Coulson

Votes: 2,412

20. Moy papa Baryshnikov (2011)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Moscow, 1986, the heat of Perestroika. Borya is an average clumsy teenager who is miraculously admitted to the legendary Bolshoi Ballet School. The boy is convinced that he will become a ... See full summary »

Director: Dmitry Povolotsky | Stars: Viktor Abrosimov, Anastasiya Balyakina, Tina Barkalaya, Sergey Belyaev

Votes: 253

21. Adventures in the Sin Bin (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

A virgin finds himself in an awkward love triangle after he gets into the habit of loaning out his van to his friends for their sexual encounters.

Director: Billy Federighi | Stars: Michael Seater, Emily Meade, Bo Burnham, Brian Petsos

Votes: 510

22. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 8,711 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Duck Beach to Eternity (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

DUCK BEACH - A documentary about the annual spring break gathering of over a thousand single Mormons at Duck Beach North Carolina. Called the 'Mormon Jersey Shore' by the Daily Beast, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hadleigh Arnst, Stephen Frandsen, Laura Naylor

Votes: 28

24. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 19,462

25. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.02M



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